4-H Teams Represent

Saluda County 4-H Dairy Judging Team and Coaches from left to right: Ronette Trotter, Allie Trotter, Ginger Wertz, Kelly Wertz, Cody Clary, Ellie Harman, and Darcy Schueler.

 

4-H Senior Dairy
Judging Team Excels


  On Friday, April 5th, over 70 4-H and FFA members were gathered at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC for the 2019 State Dairy Judging Contest. Youth were asked to judge eight classes of dairy cattle in each of the breeds represented at the Clemson University Spring Dairy Show (Ayrshire, Jersey, Brown Swiss, Holstein, and Guernsey). Youth were required to evaluate and rank the animals in each class according to an ideal standard based on breed and type characteristics. Youth then had to defend their ranking in the form of an oral reasons presentation to an official judge.
  Saluda County 4-H Senior Team received the High Team Overall. Team members were Cody Clary, Allie Trotter, Ginger Wertz, and Kelly Wertz. Cody Clary was the Overall Senior High Scoring Individual and placed 2nd Overall Senior Reasons. Allie Trotter was 3rd Overall Senior Individual and 1st Overall Senior Reasons. Kelly Wertz placed 2nd Overall Senior Individual and 3rd Overall Senior Reasons. Ginger Wertz was 4th Overall Senior Individual and 4th Overall Senior Reasons. Our Saluda County 4-H Senior Team qualified to attend the 2019 National Dairy Judging Competition in Madison, Wisconsin in the fall.
  The high scoring 4-H Junior team was the York County 4-H Dairy Club. Ellie Harman competed as an individual for Saluda County 4-H in the Junior Division. Ellie took 2nd place Overall Junior Individual and 2nd Overall Junior Reasons. The Saluda 4-H Dairy Club is coached by Mrs. Ronette Trotter. We would like to thank Mr. Joel at Hickory Hills Dairy as well as the Mr. David at Nichols and Longshore Dairymen for all of their help and allowing us to practice at their facilities.
  The 4-H livestock program is positive youth development that teaches life skills through hands on learning activities with livestock. The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.
  For more information, contact Darcy Schueler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the South Carolina 4-H Youth Livestock Program Coordinator, Dr. Brian Bolt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Saluda County 4-H Livestock Judging Participants from left to right: Ellie Harman, Wyatt Doolittle, Ginger Wertz, Cody Clary, Hagan Crouch, Allie Trotter, and Kelly Wertz (not pictured).

4-H Livestock Team Competes

 On Saturday, April 13th, over 80 4-H and FFA members were gathered at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, SC for the 2019 Livestock Judging Contest. Youth were asked to judge eight classes of livestock species (Beef Cattle, Swine, Sheep, and Goats). Youth were required to evaluate and rank the animals in each class according to ideal standard based on the species characteristics. Youth then had to defend their ranking in the form of an oral reasons presentation to an official judge.
  Saluda County 4-H Senior Team received the Overall High Team. Team members were Cody Clary, Allie Trotter, Ginger Wertz, and Wyatt Doolittle. Cody Clary was 3rd Overall Senior High Individual and placed 1st Overall Senior Reasons. Wyatt Doolittle was 8th Overall Senior Individual, Allie Trotter was 12th Overall Senior Individual, Ginger Wertz was 9th Overall Senior Individual, and Kelly Wertz was 11th Overall Senior Individual.
  The high scoring 4-H Junior team was the Greenpond Junior 4-H Dairy Club. Ellie Harman and Hagen Crouch competed as individuals for Saluda County 4-H in the Junior Division. Ellie took 2nd place Overall Junior Individual. We would like to thank Mr. Travis Mitchell, Saluda County Area Livestock and Forage Agent, and Sally Yon for all of their help in preparing our team members for our state competition.
The 4-H livestock program is positive youth development that teaches life skills through hands on learning activities with livestock. The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to people of all ages, regardless of race, color gender, religion, national origin, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital or family status and is an equal opportunity employer.
  For more information, contact Darcy Schueler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the South Carolina 4-H Youth Livestock Program Coordinator, Dr. Brian Bolt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Saluda High Spring Sports


VARSITY BASEBALL
  Saluda High School Varsity Baseball falls to Swansea High School 6-3 Tuesday, April 16.
  Saluda Tigers stayed in it until the end, but Swansea Tigers pulled away late in a 6-3 victory on Tuesday. The game was tied at three with Swansea Tigers batting in the top of the sixth when Swansea Tigers scored one run on a stolen base.Swansea Tigers opened up scoring in the first inning, when T Lackey singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.Swansea Tigers evened things up at three in the top of the fifth inning. TJ Fallaw threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate for Swansea Tigers. C Linderman got the start for Swansea Tigers. He went three and a third innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out three.Fallaw was on the pitcher’s mound for Saluda Tigers. He allowed seven hits and three runs over four and a third innings, striking out three. Gavin Taylor threw two and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.Saluda Tigers collected ten hits. Jonah McCary, Christian Corley, and Noah Bell all managed multiple hits for Saluda Tigers. Bell, Corley, and McCary each managed two hits to lead Saluda Tigers.Swansea Tigers racked up ten hits. B Poole, Lackey, and D Sease each had multiple hits for Swansea Tigers. Swansea Tigers was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Sease had the most chances in the field with   Saluda High School Varsity Baseball falls to Strom Thurmond High School 8-5 Wednesday, April 17.
  Even though Saluda Tigers collected ten hits to Strom Thurmond Rebels’s six, they still fell 8-5 on WednesdayIn the first inning, Saluda Tigers got their offense started. Jacob McCary singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.Strom Thurmond Rebels pulled away for good with six runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth J Hill singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run, D Williams drew a walk, scoring one run, an error scored two runs for Strom Thurmond Rebels, and C Jones drew a walk, scoring one run.Saluda Tigers scored three runs in the second inning. Saluda Tigers offense in the inning was led by Jonah McCary and Cade Gentry, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.M Feegan led things off on the hill for Strom Thurmond Rebels. He surrendered five runs on ten hits over five innings, striking out five and walking one.Noah Bell was on the pitcher’s mound for Saluda Tigers. He allowed three hits and six runs over three and two-thirds innings, striking out four. Gentry threw two and a third innings in relief.Saluda Tigers totaled ten hits. McCary, McCary, and Christian Corley all managed multiple hits for Saluda Tigers. McCary and McCary each managed three hits to lead Saluda Tigers.Strom Thurmond Rebels collected six hits on the day. Hill and H Corley all collected multiple hits for Strom Thurmond Rebels. Hill went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead Strom Thurmond Rebels in hits. Strom Thurmond Rebels didn’t commit a single error in the field. R Jolly had the most chances in the field with seven.
Saluda High School Varsity Baseball fell to Silver Bluff High School 11-9  Monday, April 15.
  Saluda Tigers fought back after falling down by five runs in the fourth inning. The comeback fell just short though, in an 11-9 defeat to Silver Bluff Bulldogs on Monday. Saluda Tigers scored three runs in the failed comeback on a sacrifice fly by Noah Bell in the fourth, a single by TJ Fallaw in the fifth, and a single by Gavin Taylor in the sixth.Saluda Tigers lost despite out-hitting Silver Bluff Bulldogs nine to five.Saluda Tigers opened up scoring in the second inning when an error scored one run for Saluda Tigers.Silver Bluff Bulldogs took the lead for good with three runs in the third inning. In the third Holley drew a walk, scoring one run and an error scored two runs for Silver Bluff Bulldogs.Saluda Tigers scored five runs in the second inning. Christian Corley, Cade Gentry, and Jacob McCary each drove in runs during the inning.Silver Bluff Bulldogs scored three runs in the fourth inning. Silver Bluff Bulldogs’s big inning was driven by a walk by J Henderson and a groundout by Holley.C Lamb led things off on the hill for Silver Bluff Bulldogs. He lasted one inning, allowing three hits and five runs while striking out two.Gage Rinehart started the game for Saluda Tigers. He allowed four hits and five runs over two innings, striking out three. Josh Ouzts and Matt Herlong entered the game from the bullpen, throwing three and two-thirds innings and one and one-third innings respec-tively. Saluda Tigers tallied nine hits. McCary and Jonah McCary each collected multiple hits for Saluda Tigers. McCary and McCary each collected two hits to lead Saluda Tigers. Saluda Tigers stole four bases during the game as two players stole more than one. McCary led the way with two.
BOYS VARSITY GOLF
   Saluda High School Boys Varsity Golf fell to Batesburg-Leesville High School 182-234 Monday, April 8.JD Forrest tied for medalist for Saluda in a losing effort, shooting a 41.
  Saluda High School Boys Varsity Golf fell to Fox Creek High School 158-220 Thursday, April 4.JD Forrest was the low scorer for Saluda in a losing effort, shooting a 41.